Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 20, 2018

Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC OZM from Neutral to Buy. Och-Ziff Capital Mgmt shares gained 6.15 percent to close at $2.59 on Friday.
  • DZ Bank upgraded Kraft Heinz Co KHC from Hold to Buy. Kraft Heinz shares fell 0.42 percent to $70.50 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Intercontinental Exchange Inc ICE from Neutral to Overweight. Intercontinental Exchange shares fell 1.13 percent to close at $71.73 on Friday.
  • UBS upgraded Cyberark Software Ltd CYBR from Neutral to Buy. CyberArk Software shares rose 0.69 percent to $48.23 in pre-market trading.
  • KLR Group upgraded Cimarex Energy Co XEC from Hold to Buy. Cimarex Energy shares closed at $98.73 on Friday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG from Sell to Hold. Chipotle shares fell 0.66 percent to $303.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Bernstein upgraded Analog Devices, Inc. ADI from Market Perform to Outperform. Analog Devices shares slipped 0.10 percent to $86.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group upgraded Hyatt Hotels Corporation H from Sell to In-Line. Hyatt shares closed at $79.73 on Thursday.
  • Citigroup upgraded SM Energy Co SM from Neutral to Positive. SM Energy shares rose 0.69 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Guggenheim upgraded American Electric Power Company Inc AEP from Sell to Neutral. American Electric Power shares rose 0.87 percent to close at $67.26 on Wednesday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at Pivotal Research downgraded Interpublic Group of Companies Inc IPG from Buy to Hold. Interpublic rose 1.08 percent to close at $25.33 on Thursday.
  • Citigroup downgraded Snap Inc SNAP from Neutral to Sell. Snap shares fell 4.26 percent to $19.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America Inc HTA from Buy to Neutral. Healthcare Trust shares climbed 2.62 percent to close at $26.63 on Thursday.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Cosan Ltd (USA) CZZ from Overweight to Neutral. Cosan shares closed at $10.84 on Friday
  • Baird downgraded Wingstop Inc WING from Outperform to Neutral. Wingstop shares closed at $46.93 on Friday.
  • Sandler O'Neill downgraded Navigators Group Inc NAVG from Buy to Hold. Navigators Group shares closed at $59.40 on Friday.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Shire PLC (ADR) SHPG from Overweight to Neutral. Shire shares fell 4.27 percent to $128.33 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on PagSeguro Digital Ltd. PAGS with an Overweight rating. The price target for PagSeguro Digital is set to $36. PagSeguro Digital shares closed at $30.36 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on Scientific Games Corp SGMS with a Buy rating. The price target for Scientific Games is set to $57. Scientific Games closed at $43.50 on Friday.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Gates Industrial Corporation plc GTES with a Buy rating. The price target for Gates Industrial is set to $22. Gates Industrial shares closed at $18.29 on Friday.
  • H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc FENC with a Buy rating. The price target for Fennec Pharmaceuticals is set to $16. Fennec Pharmaceuticals shares closed at $9.33 on Friday.
  • Wedbush initiated coverage on resTORbio, Inc. TORC with an Outperform rating. The price target for resTORbio is set to $30. resTORbio shares closed at $18.76 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on PlayAGS, Inc. AGS with a Buy rating. The price target for PlayAGS is set to $23. PlayAGS shares closed at $19.95 on Friday.
  • Instinet initiated coverage on Solid Biosciences Inc SLDB with a Buy rating. The price target for Solid Biosciences is set to $52. Solid Biosciences shares closed at $24.93 on Friday.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on International Game Technology IGT with a Buy rating. The price target for International Game Technology is set to $33. International Game Technology shares closed at $27.19 on Friday.
  • Guggenheim initiated coverage on Menlo Therapeutics Inc MNLO with a Buy rating. The price target for Menlo Therapeutics is set to $52. Menlo Therapeutics shares closed at $34.88 on Friday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage on ARMO Biosciences Inc ARMO with an Outperform rating. The price target for ARMO Biosciences is set to $75. ARMO Biosciences closed at $53.65 on Friday.
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